Does my child need orthodontics?

The reason Orthodontic treatments are popular with children is that it is much easier to treat a growing jaw. At Orthodontics Exclusively, we treat each case on its own merits and make informed recommendations for your child, based on considered evaluations grounded in years of experience.

We believe in early evaluation to determine the best timing for treatment. Every mouth is different, just as every child is different; which is why we offer a range of treatment options to best suit your child’s needs. 


There are some obvious signs you may identify yourself which may signal whether your child needs a consultation. These include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Consistently biting their cheeks or the roof of their mouth
  • Crowding of teeth or abnormal gaps between teeth
  • Difficulty in biting and chewing
  • Under bites or overbites
     

The blueprint for most orthodontics problems can be seen at 7-8 years of age.

Braces & other options

The thought of having braces can often deter children and teens from undergoing an orthodontic assessment. Orthodontics Exclusively offer a range of treatment options such as braces, plates, tooth coloured braces and Invisalign.
 

Depending on the specific needs of the individual, different treatments may be more appropriate than others, and this is why it is important for your child to go through an initial consultation so that we can accurately diagnose the condition and explain the options available.
 

Click here to learn more about the treatments we offer.

 

How long are treatments and what is the cost?

As every mouth is different, there are many variables that impact the cost and length of a treatment.  More complex work can mean longer duration or more cost and different types of treatments have different costs associated.
 

Contact us for a consultation to determine the work required and the cost associated with the treatment options.